Sore Throats: Tonsillitis, Laryngitis, Pharyngitis
Sore throats, Tonsilitis, Laryngitis and pharyngitis.
“itis” means inflammation of , that is all. It does not mean you have a bacterial infection, nor does it mean you have a viral infection.
Whichever it is, your body can in majority of cases sort it out itself…with a bit of help. Below are some self help suggestions using ingredients from the kitchen cupboards, then some information on homeopathic remedies.
If you tend to get any of these acute illnesses frequently, do see a homeopath to help you get healthier enough not to have this health issue, repeating.
Firstly- what have you got in your kitchen cupboards to help your body get better?
Honey, lemon, ginger, garlic-all these help the body fight viral and bacterial infections. So use them!
Make a drink of lemon juice, with honey and ginger with warm water and drink every 2 hours;
Gargle with salty water-use Himalayan salt- less messed about with than others.
Mix garlic with honey and let it slip down your throat.
Rest if you can. Drink lots of water, eat only if hungry and then eat veg and fruit, no dairy, wheat or processed foods.
Here are some remedies to consider: use 200 c potency 3 or 4 times a day for up to 7 days. If no better speak to your hoemopath. If you only have the 30c, go with that it may be just enough.
Hepar sulph 200 ( 30 if thats all you have) –helps most cases of any of the above but where there is no pus
Hepar sulph-see above
Mercurius- the pain is the main symptom you will want help with, your focus is on the pain; it’s a sharp pain and may go from the throat to the ear. If the pain is on the left, then go for merc iod rub 200; right sided tonsillitis use the remedy merc iod flav 200. If yu can only get mercurius in your local health food shop, use that until you can get the other remedy from your homeopath.
If Merc does not work the next choice is Phytolacca- if you have the Homeopathic birthing kit you will have that remedy there. If not, you will need to get this remedy from a homeopath.
If you have tonsillitis with a high fever and septic white spots then use Merc cy 200. In my experience its better than antibiotics.
Laryngitis and pharyngitis
Begin with hepar sulph as above.
Phosphorus is needed when larynx is painful, with loss of voice worse if cold and worse in evening.
Causticum, as above but with a desire to keep swallowing.